Professional Development Certificate (PDC) in Travel Medicine
The PDC in Travel Medicine has been designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of doctors, nurses and pharmacists working within Travel Medicine.
The PDC in Travel Medicine has been designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of doctors, nurses and pharmacists working within Travel Medicine. Other relevant healthcare professionals with an interest in this area may be considered within the application process. The qualification will provide practitioners with knowledge and understanding of travel medicine in relation to the core aspects of travel health.
The course has four core modules:
- Pre-Travel Risk Assessment & Management
- Travel Related Infections
- Malaria and Mosquito Borne Diseases
- Immunology and Immunisations
On successful completion, a Professional Development Certificate (PDC) in Travel Medicine will be awarded from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
This course has been designed to be challenging, worthwhile and an enjoyable experience for you.
Course Duration and Intakes
The standard timeframe for this course is 6 months. There are 4 modules in total and each module will have specific assignments to submit on set dates (full timetable will be provided upon acceptance). Students have the option of 2 start dates over the course of the year and applications are now open.
- 25 March 2024
- 23 September 2024
Medically qualified participant – £1,195
Non-medically qualified participant – £995
Those who are non-members will be offered complimentary affiliate membership for one year and access to TRAVAX for the duration of the course.
Method of Delivery and Course Requirements
The course is delivered entirely online using electronic modules with self-directed study. Students will have access to a Tutor Group, who will provide guidance throughout the programme. Students will be required to have appropriate ICT equipment and be computer literate in order to access the course resources and materials.
Applicants with English as a second language, will be assessed for suitability during the application process.
A relevant professional qualification is required for this course. The programme has been designed to meet the needs of doctors, nurses and pharmacists working within Travel Medicine. However, other relevant healthcare professionals with an interest in this area may be considered. Applications will be vetted for suitability to the programme.
Qualification and Options
Students who successfully complete the PDC will then have the option to progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. If accepted onto the Diploma following completion of the PDC then they will be eligible for a £500 discount off the Diploma fee.